October 17th, 2014 § § permalink
XinCheJian will be the featured hacker space at upcoming Shanghai Makers Carnival running through 18-19 of October. Come visit us at our booth and meet the most creative and most daring XinCheJian makers and see for yourself what can be achieved if you dare to do!
This will be the biggest event of makers community. There will be talks and seminars, workshops, showcasing, as well as a market place. Don’t miss it out!
Time: 18th-19th of October, 2014.
Location: 290 SongHu Road, Yangpu District, Shanghai.
September 3rd, 2014 § § permalink
Friday, September 19, 2014 18:30 – 21:00 PM to Sunday, September 21, 2014
XinCheJian will host a Crossover Hackathon!
Thanks to a proliferation of inexpensive SBCs (Single Board Computers), such as Arduino and Raspberry Pi, and an amazing array of easy-to-use sensors and actuators, the lines between programming and hardware are blurring fast. Even if you know nothing at all about hardware, you can get started in minutes and make a leap from the virtual to the physical. Along the way, you can help demonstrate why XinCheJian persists today: the vision that things can work together with open source and skills sharing. Join us to make simple hardware easy and complicated hardware possible, even if you are not an engineer.
The hack-a-thon will kick off on September 19th from 18:30 – 21:00pm at XinCheJian and run from 9am on September 20th – 17:00pm on September 21st. The finalists in each theme will pitch their concept at kickoff. The winners are eligible to receive valuable prizes.
Hackathon Event Dates and Details
• September 20th, 2014 – concept development and hacking
• September 21, 2014- Hacking and Finalist presentations, judging and awards ceremony from 5:00pm – 7:00pm.
• Teams will be offered some pre-selected hardware and components.
• Finalist presentations to the panel are limited to 15 minutes.
Rules and Guidelines:
• Max 5 people on each team
• All IP belongs to team or individual
• Create a quality powerpoint presentation and/or product demo
• Participants will have 10 minutes to present and a 5 minute Q&A
Judging Criteria: Scored 1-5 and weighed
• Access to experts for product, idea validation, finalization of product, and presentation advice.
• Winner of each theme will receive valuable prizes and chance to represent XinCheJian at Makers Carnival.
** Registration Deadline: 5pm on September 13th, 2014.
March 23rd, 2014 § § permalink
Time: 16:00, March 30th, Sunday.
Danny will set up some simple practices to show how to use the device and explain some basics.